The month of November is when apples and spinach are both in season. There are a number of ways to utilize these ingredients in Japanese cuisine. And cooking fresh Japanese meals with these ingredients yields a lot of health benefits and flavor.
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Sweet potatoes and enoki mushrooms are both in season in October in Japan, and will be featured in many Japanese dishes during this time. These vibrant ingredients are also very healthy, and will make a good addition to your regular diet.
Kids in kimonos? Don't be surprised if you see Japanese boys and girls all dolled up come November. It's the time of year for shichi-go-san, a traditional aging ceremony held for children of specific ages.
Typically held on the second Monday of October, Sports Day is a national Japanese holiday known for athletics and, surprisingly, food. Despite the event’s namesake physical activity, the bento box lunches are often where the real competition lies.
In the month of September, both shiitake mushrooms and eggplant are in season. In Japan, where many dishes feature fresh, in-season ingredients, you can expect to see a wide variety of dishes containing these flavorful and healthy ingredients.
If there's one thing to be said about Japanese holidays, it's that they're all about reverence. September’s fêtes, Jyugoya and Keiro No Hi, demonstrate this, paying homage to the moon and the elderly, respectively, with fun and food.
Ramen noodle soup can be a great option to fend off the cold weather. Enjoy a quick bowl after work, or linger over a delicious midday meal with your family. Either way, you'll be sure to enjoy the unique Japanese food culture of ramen noodles.
The strange appearance of many traditional Japanese dishes might cause the uninitiated to avert their eyes, but if you want to challenge yourself and some guests this Halloween, think about giving some of these dishes a try!
Quick & Easy Recipes
Soy sauce, mirin, and sake mixed in the golden ratio are the key to the secret sauce behind this yummy and authentic Ginger Pork Shogayaki. Learn how to make this quick and easy dish at home with our recipe and video.
Replace cheese with tofu, and turn it into Japanese-style caprese.
Perfect recipe for healthy-eaters! Very healthy but filling and yummy.
Edamame is a popular appetizer, and goes well with ice cold beer! Put a little more effort in the edamame to make it even tastier!
Quick, healthy, and bursting with flavor. This recipe for tofu teriyaki sandwiches is both vegetarian and loaded with Umami. Learn how to do it right with our easy-to-follow recipe and all of our cooking tips here.
Eat healthy with this quick fried rice recipe! Perfect if you want to eat something healthy but are in a rush.
Ketchup rice covered with a thin omelet. Try this once and you might fall in love with the tastiness!
Make a delicious sashimi tuna rice bowl from scratch using an umami-rich marinade to really bring out the flavor with our recipe. This special donburi recipe makes a great lunch or hot weather dinner and will impress friends and family.
Make an authentic Japanese simmered daikon radish with chicken soboro using our handy recipe. This dashi-broth-infused dish is simple yet elegant and packs a lot of flavor, making it perfect as a side or main dish for many different occasions.
A healthy Japanese recipe that also packs a serious flavor blast, this Bean Sprout Curry with Soy Sauce recipe uses ingredients like pork, sake and curry powder to create a light meal that can be served at any time.
Wafu Pasta is an Italian-influenced Japanese fusion specialty that is popular in Japan but still not widely known in the west. Learn how to create one right here with our easy to follow authentic Japanese food recipe and video.
As a self-taught ramen chef, Victoria has spent many years perfecting her skills to create artisanal Japanese ramen. Her uniquely flavored broths have earned her a great deal of praise, and her upcoming cookbook offers many tips and ramen recipes.
Sashimi grade fish layered on top of sushi rice has become the Internet's hottest culinary sensation, the sushi cake! Learn how to make it right in your kitchen with our recipe and expert tips for getting it perfect for the first time.
Wagyu beef, which comes from Japanese Wagyu cattle, is said to be the best beef in the world. But what makes Wagyu beef so delicious? High-fat content and more separates Wagyu beef from all other types of meat.
Bento boxes are designed for life on the go. With this summer bento box, we make eating outdoors even more enjoyable by creating a black bear character bento that will impress kids and adults alike. The best part is that this recipe can be made at...
In Japan, kinako is a soybean flour used as a healthier, low-carb alternative to all-purpose flour. Adding kinako to bread, smoothies, and other dishes also affords you many of the health benefits of soybeans.